A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER PRESENTATION CUP AND COVER, KHE CHEONG, CANTON, CIRCA 1850
in Gothic style; the waisted body chased with lattice strapwork panels between borders of anthemion leaf and shell borders, the cover similarly chased with a foliate gallery, the later finial modelled in brass as a Roman soldier, on a spreading shaped circular banded foot chased with foliage, wooden pedestal base
54.6cm., 21½in. high total
1161gr., 37oz. 6dwt.
Good clear marks to rim of base. Some of the vacant panels to the body possibly erased. The finial a replacment. Gallery to cover slightly mishapen in places. Good gauge and condition otherwise.
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